Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI - DSM)

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The best prices from Chicago to Des Moines are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines (DSM)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to DSM flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Des Moines flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Des Moines.
CHI - DSM
Price
$168 - $339
DSM
Temperature
23 - 77 °F
DSM
Precipitation
1 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$168

From Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines

One-way from

$135

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Des Moines

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Des Moines (CHI - DSM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Des Moines in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 10% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Des Moines?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Des Moines. Flights to Des Moines from Chicago in August are about $242 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $96.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Des Moines?

Flights from Chicago to Des Moines are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Des Moines.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Des Moines at least 61 days early can save you up to 44% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Des Moines for as little as $258 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $328 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Des Moines in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CHI to DSM flights for November, December
11 Dec - 11 Dec
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$135pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Des Moines 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Des Moines from Chicago found for next year
11 Dec - 11 Dec
$133pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$135pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Des Moines from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Des Moines direct flight deals
9 Dec - 13 Dec
$137pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Jan - 11 Jan
$147pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 Dec - 19 Dec
$157pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Des Moines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Des Moines from Chicago, departing today and this week
6 Dec - 8 Dec
$221pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Dec - 8 Dec
$223pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
2 Dec - 3 Dec
$273pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DSM
Des Moines
DSM
Des Moines
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Des Moines from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Des Moines
1:12 am - 6:47 am
Frontier
1 Stop
29h 35m
ORD - DSM
Frontier
$135
Kiwi.com
1:00 pm - 6:57 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 57m
ORD - DSM
American Airlines
4:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
45h 15m
ORD - DSM
Multiple Airlines
$163
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Des Moines</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Des Moines

What airport do you fly into for flights to Des Moines from Chicago?

For a flight from Chicago to Des Moines, you will be flying into Des Moines. Des Moines (DSM) is just 3.6 mi from the center of the city. Des Moines is the only Des Moines airport and it handles 23 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 4 airlines have flights to Des Moines from Chicago on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Des Moines have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $132, but on average you can expect to pay $161.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Des Moines for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 18 direct flights from Chicago to Des Moines under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Des Moines is less than $316.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Des Moines for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Des Moines within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Des Moines?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Des Moines on average per day?

20 flight departures from Chicago to Des Moines per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 15% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 85% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Des Moines?

Airlines like American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Des Moines in about 1h 23m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 17m. There are 299 mi between Chicago and Des Moines. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Chicago to Des Moines round-trip from $132. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $135, and United Airlines, from $137. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Des Moines for 45% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Des Moines one-way?

$66 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and Frontier, with prices starting from $83 and $102, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Des Moines?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Des Moines is $61. On average you can expect to pay $151. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Des Moines), can usually be booked for $135.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Des Moines?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Des Moines, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Des Moines?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Des Moines on time: Asiana Airlines (100%), Envoy Air (86%), Aer Lingus (86%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Des Moines from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Des Moines within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Des Moines.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Des Moines.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Des Moines.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Des Moines?

Returning to Chicago from Des Moines

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Des Moines must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Des Moines are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Des Moines, IA

Destination information for Des Moines

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Des Moines.
Flight duration from Chicago to DSM
1h 28m
Average temperature for November in Des Moines
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Des Moines
1.9 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Des Moines

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Des Moines

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Des Moines choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$163 $251 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$168 $323 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$282 $441 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Des Moines

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Des Moines.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 45% of CHI to DSM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 41% of CHI to DSM departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 8% of CHI to DSM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of CHI to DSM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Des Moines
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Des Moines.
Sunday
27 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
28 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
27 daily flights
Saturday
26 daily flights
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